Nick Blackburn steps down as Chairman of EVENTIM UK Ltd
Munich/London 1 September 2021.
CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment, announces that Nick Blackburn is stepping down from his post as Chairman of EVENTIM UK Ltd on 30 September 2021. Nick joined the company in June 2011. He was previously Chairman and CEO of See Tickets in the UK. At EVENTIM UK, Nick was responsible for EVENTIM’s business development in the UK and Ireland.
“I have enjoyed my time at EVENTIM which turned out to be longer than I originally expected. I informed Klaus-Peter Schulenberg of my intentions last March as by then I had introduced John Gibson and Martin Fitzgerald to the company, both now Managing Directors at EVENTIM UK, thus keeping my promise that I would not leave until there was a strong management structure in place which could take the company forward. I am now free to move on to consultancy work, to spend more time on an educational Charity of which I am a trustee and complete some items in my bucket list especially in travel.”
“Over the past ten years, Nick has taken EVENTIM UK forward and strengthened its position in this important market. In addition, I would like to thank him for setting the course for the continued positive development of our company in the UK. I wish Nick all the best for his future.”
About CTS EVENTIM
CTS EVENTIM is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. Before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, around 250 million tickets per annum were marketed using the Company’s systems – be it through physical box offices, online, or from mobile terminals. Its online portals operate under brands such as eventim.de, oeticket.com, ticketcorner.ch, ticketone.it, and entradas.com. The EVENTIM Group also includes many concert, tour, and festival promoter companies for events like Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Hurricane, Southside, and Lucca Summer. In addition, CTS EVENTIM operates some of Europe’s most renowned venues, for example the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, the K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, the Waldbühne in Berlin, and the EVENTIM Apollo in London. CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE 0005470306) has been listed on the stock exchange since 2000 and is currently a member of the MDAX segment. Against a backdrop of forced closures, cancellations, and restrictions on events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Group generated revenue totalling €256.8 million in 21 countries in 2020 compared with more than €1.4 billion in the year before.
About EVENTIM UK
EVENTIM UK is a London based ticketing company and part of CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. Eventim.co.uk launched in 2009 to provide an online ticket booking service in the UK for a wide range of tickets for live events, including concerts, theatre, sports and popular attractions. The EVENTIM system is one of the most robust systems in the marketplace, with the ability to seamlessly sell thousands of tickets within seconds.
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